Mini Mansions’ new video features Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, topless women [NSFW]

L.A. trio Mini Mansions released the follow up to their 2010 self-titled debut on Monday. “The Great Pretenders” features guest spots from Brian Wilson and Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner, who appears on the album’s lead single, “Vertigo.”

Mini Mansions’ Michael Shuman, also known for playing bass in Queens of the Stone Age, told Pitchfork about the shoot for the song’s video, which features Turner and “a bunch of topless women.”

The night before the shoot we played this strange private party for Saint Laurent with Bleached and Sky Ferreira, where we each played 15 minute sets. So there was plenty of time for debauchery afterward. Us and Alex managed to stumble onto set for the shoot at 9am with a half dozen naked ladies waiting to partake in the shoot. I’d say it was a pretty ideal setup for the making of this video.

The video itself is a trip, inviting comparisons to Thicke’s 2013 unrated video for “Blurred Lines,” with Turner and Mini Mansions members dressed in suits against a stark white background while topless models are gazed at through camera lenses and television screens. The video is decidedly darker, however, fully acknowledging the creep factor of the whole set up through masked stalkers, plenty of skulls, and bloodied hammers.

Check out the NSFW video for “Vertigo” below.

[Pitchfork]